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  • The Digital Enterprise of the Future

    Content Log
    John Newton
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    During the past month we have had our user conference, Alfresco Summit, in San Francisco and London and it was great to see everyone. I normally give the corporate direction keynote at the end of the first day. Given all the sessions that are presented during the day, I like to add a theme to lighten up what can be serious and technical information. This year's theme was Star Trek only because I liked idea of the pun on the Enterprise, but also because I have been watching Star Trek all my life and it truly was an inspiration to get into technology. When my father became the Operations…
  • SAP Rumored to Launch Hana-Based Cloud Planning Solution Next Week

    Kellblog
    Dave Kellogg
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Well, it’s pretty clear that SAP will be announcing something in Chicago on Monday, judging by the above re-tweet from SAP head of EPM product management David Williams, and by the content in the SAP Conference for EPM program, itself: SAP Keynote and Panel Discussion: Next-Generation EPM in the Cloud In fact, SAP’s vision is to be “The Cloud Company, powered by SAP HANA.” What does this mean for SAP? What does it mean for SAP’s EPM portfolio? And what does it mean for you as a customer? In this interactive keynote, SAP executives, partners, and customers will dive into how the…
  • Try the OpenCms Docker image

    OpenCms News
    Alkacon Software GmbH
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    We are happy to announce the availability of the official OpenCms image in the Docker registry. Our Docker image gives you a standard OpenCms system with demo content to be used for evaluation and testing purposes. This is an automated build that includes Tomcat and mySQL. At the moment this image is meant mostly for development, testing and evaluation purposes. This is why it is called 'simple' in the Docker/GitHub repo. We are working to improve the image with better security, data backup and configuration enhancements so that it can be used in production environments. Stay tuned! What is…
  • Alfresco Helps New Brunswick Public Safety Manage Critical Information

    Alfresco Blog
    Jessica Cooper
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
      For the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety – a sprawling organization with 26 locations throughout the Canadian province and over 1,100 employees – efficient document and contract management was a real challenge. The Department handles thousands of formal agreements and contracts that undergo numerous revisions and approval cycles. Simply monitoring review and expiration dates or locating signed copies of the right documents was a time consuming and manual process. To make things even more complicated, each branch had different repositories, making it almost impossible to…
  • You’d better shop around

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    R Star
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    A couple of days ago I noticed that I was starting to run low on the cyan ink color on my printer, so I made a mental note to go to Staples the next time I went into town, to buy a box of cyan only ink. So yesterday I was running errands in town, […]
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    Content Log

  • The Digital Enterprise of the Future

    John Newton
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    During the past month we have had our user conference, Alfresco Summit, in San Francisco and London and it was great to see everyone. I normally give the corporate direction keynote at the end of the first day. Given all the sessions that are presented during the day, I like to add a theme to lighten up what can be serious and technical information. This year's theme was Star Trek only because I liked idea of the pun on the Enterprise, but also because I have been watching Star Trek all my life and it truly was an inspiration to get into technology. When my father became the Operations…
  • Future of Work Video Series

    John Newton
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:38 pm
    About a year ago, we started filming a series that we called the Future of Work. We sought out experts in the field who are looking at the future of how we work from very different angles. This will probably be a long-term project that explores our work, our tools, our workplace and our place in business and tries to imagine what each will be like over the next ten years. We have material to fill several episodes and plan to release them over the next several months. In the first episode, we explore what our workplace will be like and the role that…
  • Remembering Jeffrey McManus

    John Newton
    22 Jul 2013 | 9:50 am
    My brother-in-law, Jeffrey McManus (on Facebook), passed away on July 5th at the age of 46. It was way too soon and unexpected. This came at a very bittersweet time in our lives as my son, Michael, was about to graduate from secondary school on July 6th and my daughter was just finishing her middle school on the same day. We took time to reflect on our long planned holiday in Greece prior to Michael going away to Georgetown in August.  Jeffrey McManus I can't imagine what my sister and her kids are going through right now. It is great to know that they have been surrounded by friends and…
  • Cloud vs. Open Source? I don't think so!

    John Newton
    10 Feb 2012 | 9:21 am
    Photo Credit: aufziehvogel2006 (Kai) at Flickr There are some who are asking if cloud will have an impact the growth of Open Source. For instance, my fellow AIIM board member Lubor Ptacek from OpenText suggests in his predictions for 2012 that "the Great Open Source Movement will hit the trough of disillusionment in 2012 - courtesy of the cloud." Presumably Lubor means Content Management in the cloud, because the cloud runs on Open Source. Operating System? Open Source (Linux as in LAMP)! Database? Open Source! Web Server? Open Source! Big Data? Open Source! App Development? Open Source!
  • Symbiosis of Cloud and On-Premise Enterprises

    John Newton
    7 Feb 2012 | 8:06 am
    Symbiosis: One is free to move, the other is not. But they both need each other.  Eventually we will see computing as a utility like electricity that will be consumed on demand. I also believe that cloud infrastructure providers will ultimately be able to undercut the cost advantages and carbon footprint of the data centers of even the largest companies. Just not yet. As Gartner’s 2012 Predicts, Cloud Computing dated December 8, 2011: "The perceived (and real) risks to the technical reliability, integrity and security of applications and data that are entrusted to cloud providers hold back…
 
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    Kellblog

  • SAP Rumored to Launch Hana-Based Cloud Planning Solution Next Week

    Dave Kellogg
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Well, it’s pretty clear that SAP will be announcing something in Chicago on Monday, judging by the above re-tweet from SAP head of EPM product management David Williams, and by the content in the SAP Conference for EPM program, itself: SAP Keynote and Panel Discussion: Next-Generation EPM in the Cloud In fact, SAP’s vision is to be “The Cloud Company, powered by SAP HANA.” What does this mean for SAP? What does it mean for SAP’s EPM portfolio? And what does it mean for you as a customer? In this interactive keynote, SAP executives, partners, and customers will dive into how the…
  • Why I’m Against Succession Planning at Startups

    Dave Kellogg
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:53 pm
    I have to admit I’m not a fan of succession planning in general, at startups in particular, and especially when the successee is involved in the process. Why? Because the process quickly ends up presumptuous and political. In my experience, the successee is more concerned with being a “good guy” on the way out than with what’s best for the business. Consider the retiring CFO of a $500M company. Eighteen months before he wants to retire, he starts succession planning, picks his favorite division-level finance chief, anoints her the chosen one, and starts the grooming process (“one…
  • Average Contract Duration and SaaS Renewals: All Is Not As It Appears

    Dave Kellogg
    21 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Chatting with some SaaS buddies the other day, we ran into a fun — and fairly subtle — SaaS metrics question.  It went something like this: VP of Customer Success:  “Our average contract duration (ACD) on renewals was 1.5 years last quarter and –“ VP of Sales:  “– Wait a minute, our ACD on new business is 2.0 years.  If customers are renewing for shorter terms than those of the initial sale, it  means they are less confident about future usage at renewals time than they are at the initial purchase. Holy Moly, that means we have a major problem…
  • Host Analytics Rocks the New Ovum Decision Matrix for EPM

    Dave Kellogg
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    Every leading industry analyst firm has their own 2×2 matrix — Garter has the magic quadrant, Forrester has the wave, and Ovum has the decision matrix. The intent of each of these graphical devices is the same:  to provide a simple picture that selects the top vendors in a category and positions them by (1) a rating on the quality of their strategy and (2) a rating on the quality of the execution of their strategy. While the ratings are inherently subjective, each customers has his/her own unique requirements, and “your mileage may vary,” these matrices are useful…
  • Thoughts on Hiring:  Working for TBH

    Dave Kellogg
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    One of the most awkward situations in business is trying to recruit someone who will work for to-be-hired (TBH).   For example, say you’ve started a search for a director of product marketing, have a few great candidates in play, only to have your marketing VP suddenly quit the company to take care of a sick parent.   Boom, you’re in a working-for-TBH situation. These are hard for many reasons: Unknown boss effect. While your product marketing candidate may love the company, the market space, the would-be direct reports, and the rest of the marketing team, the fact is (as a good…
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    OpenCms News

  • Try the OpenCms Docker image

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:10 am
    We are happy to announce the availability of the official OpenCms image in the Docker registry. Our Docker image gives you a standard OpenCms system with demo content to be used for evaluation and testing purposes. This is an automated build that includes Tomcat and mySQL. At the moment this image is meant mostly for development, testing and evaluation purposes. This is why it is called 'simple' in the Docker/GitHub repo. We are working to improve the image with better security, data backup and configuration enhancements so that it can be used in production environments. Stay tuned! What is…
  • OpenCms Days 2014 - Download the conference program PDF

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:48 am
    The complete conference program for OpenCms Days 2014 is now available as a PDF for download. For OpenCms Days 2014, we have again invited several high profile speakers which will showcase their state of the art solutions and prove that OpenCms is up for the task. Find information on the speakers and sponsors as well as on the supporting program. Get impressions of the great atmosphere at last years` event and take the chance to register directly via a link in the PDF. Register your ticket now - a limited number of seats is still available! OpenCms Days 2014 take place November 3 to 4 in…
  • Conference program for OpenCms Days 2014 published

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    The complete conference program for OpenCms Days 2014 is online now.  This is our sixth international OpenCms user conference, and a great opportunity for OpenCms users from all around the world to meet and exchange experiences and success stories.  Register your ticket now - a limited number of seats is still available! OpenCms Days 2014 will take place from Monday, Novermver 3 to Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in Cologne, Germany. Step up to OpenCms 9.5 After just one year of development, Alkacon is ready to release the next version 9.5 of OpenCms during this conference. In this…
  • OpenCms Days 2014 - Early Bird Registration extended

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:54 am
    By popular request, the early bird registration rate has been extended for one more week until September7, 2014. That means one more week to get your ticket with a 20% discounted. Reserve your ticket today and pay just 200 € instead of the regular 250 € per ticket. Don`t miss out on a great conference and register now! The OpenCms Days 2014 will take place November 3-4 in Cologne, Germany.   OpenCms Days 2014 conference and expo is an event organized by Alkacon Software GmbH. The goal of the event is to promote OpenCms and strengthen the OpenCms community.
  • Alkacon OpenCms Partner Program Launched

    Alkacon Software GmbH
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:20 am
    Alkacon has launched a new OpenCms Partner Program. This program is open for IT solution providers, consultant companies, web agencies and all other companies offering professional OpenCms services. Alkacon partners have a proven record of successful OpenCms projects and adhere OpenCms implementation best practices. The new partner program provides customers a choice of quality OpenCms service providers that are backed up by Alkacon. Benefits of the Alkacon OpenCms Partner program include: Direct contact person at Alkacon Get inside information about the next OpenCms version List your…
 
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    Alfresco Blog

  • Alfresco Helps New Brunswick Public Safety Manage Critical Information

    Jessica Cooper
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
      For the New Brunswick Department of Public Safety – a sprawling organization with 26 locations throughout the Canadian province and over 1,100 employees – efficient document and contract management was a real challenge. The Department handles thousands of formal agreements and contracts that undergo numerous revisions and approval cycles. Simply monitoring review and expiration dates or locating signed copies of the right documents was a time consuming and manual process. To make things even more complicated, each branch had different repositories, making it almost impossible to…
  • Future of Work Video Series

    John Newton
    8 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    About a year ago, we started filming a series that we called the Future of Work. We sought out experts in the field who are looking at the future of how we work from very different angles. This will probably be a long-term project that explores our work, our tools, our workplace and our place in business and tries to imagine what each will be like over the next ten years. We have material to fill several episodes and plan to release them over the next several months. In the first episode, we explore what our workplace will be like and the role that technology will play. For this episode, we…
  • Alfresco listed among Visionaries in Gartner Magic Quadrant ECM for 6th consecutive year

    Kathleen Reidy
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    While a lot has changed in the world of enterprise content in the past six years, Alfresco’s role as a Visionary in the world of enterprise content management (ECM) has not. We’re pleased Gartner has listed Alfresco as a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for ECM for the 6th consecutive year!! Technology and enterprise needs have evolved over the years and so has Alfresco. Yet Alfresco’s vision has always been based on enabling customers to maximize the value of business-critical content to make their organizations more successful and their business processes more productive and…
  • Canadian Museum of Human Rights – Opening Weekend

    Joe Tong
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    On Friday, September 19, Canadian Museum of Human Rights opened their doors with the help of TSG and Alfresco. Alfresco recognized Technology Services Group (TSG) in the spring of 2014 as the top Alfresco partner – an award given to the partner implementing the biggest number of Alfresco projects. One of the exceptional projects that highlight the great work that TSG delivers was with Canadian Museum of Human Rights (CMHR). Recently, they commented on an exceptional milestone – the opening weekend for CMHR. We want to highlight this project as well and recognize TSG for their work by…
  • Managing case files and My Cousin Vinny – both will bring you to tears for different reasons.

    Joe Tong
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    “I’d sure like to get a look at those files…” Vinny Gambini Every lawyer knows two things – every line of the movie My Cousin Vinny and that managing files for case work gets more difficult every day. In the movie, Vinny Gambini works his magic to get access to the case files for his nephew – access that he legally has right to. The files come to him in a well-organized file box in nice folders. Today, sharing and accessing those files isn’t so easy – with the varied file types, issues in sharing content and legacy case management systems. In May, The American Bar…
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    CMS Rockstar

  • You’d better shop around

    R Star
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    A couple of days ago I noticed that I was starting to run low on the cyan ink color on my printer, so I made a mental note to go to Staples the next time I went into town, to buy a box of cyan only ink. So yesterday I was running errands in town, […]
  • Looking at new shoes

    R Star
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    Chuck told me that he wanted to swing by the mall on the way to the restaurant tonight to check-out a new amp that he is thinking about buying. He is interested in the crown xls but he heard that he might be able to get a discount on it if he waited long enough. […]
  • New Mic Press for a DJ Business

    R Star
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:55 pm
    When Steve was telling me that he was thinking about buying the Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 mic press, I didn’t know what he was talking about. In fact I thought that he was talking about something for his new car! Turns out it is a piece of equipment that he wants to get for his DJ […]
  • Online shopping with online coupons

    R Star
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    My family is one of those families that likes to use coupons to save money. When we go out to eat, if a restaurant has some kind of loyal customer rewards program, we sign up and get our rewards! We use credit cards that have rewards programs, and we clip coupons from the Sunday paper. We scour the […]
  • I like glass doors

    R Star
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Whenever we go to a home improvement store, I like to go to the section where they display all of the different kinds of entry doors they sell. I like to imagine how each one would look on my fantasy home. Doors say a lot about the family that lives inside the house! Up until recently, the […]
 
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    CMSWire.com - All News

  • Has Google Just Reinvented Gmail?

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Over the past two years, there have been plenty of rumors about something very hush hush at Google, specifically something involving the engineers and designers at Gmail. Periodically, there were sightings of something that became known as Project Bigtop. But everything revolved around a lot of speculation. Until this afternoon, that is. Google finally announced the end of Bigtop and the release of Inbox. According to Google, Inbox will ultimately be a replacement for Gmail, although this isn’t going to happen any time soon. Read full story... Follow us on Twitter Join free newsletter…
  • Americans Prefer Free Apps with Ads, Poll Finds

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Two-thirds of Americans want to control which companies can send ads to their smartphones or collect data about them, according to an advertising industry-sponsored poll released today.The poll, conducted by Zogby Analytics for the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), also found consumers would prefer free apps with ads over ad-free apps that cost money. Only 8 percent said they’d download all their free apps again if they had to pay for them. Read full story... Follow us on Twitter Join free newsletter View upcoming events Find a new job
  • The Next Phase of Collaboration: Getting the Job Done

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    While many companies struggle to adopt social business practices, others have found ways to generate real business results through collaboration. The difference often comes down to a structured approach to social business that was explored yesterday in a CMSWire webinar featuring Jim Lundy, CEO and lead analyst for Aragon Research, Matt Wenger, CEO of ThinkTank and Kim Glover, manager of knowledge management for FMC Technologies. The session was sponsored by ThinkTank. What’s structured collaboration? Lundy explained it’s basically a mash-up of existing social techniques with…
  • Progress Software Swoops Up Web CMS Provider Telerik

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    Progress Software acquired today a web content management system (WCMS) provider that creates what company officials call a cloud and on-premise platform that enables developers to create "beautiful applications driven by data for any device or cloud." The Bedford, Mass.-based 1,000-employee company announced its intentions to buy Telerik, makers of Sitefinity WCMS, for $262.5 million. According to Progress Software officials, Telerik has a community of 1.4 million developers that create user experiences across cloud, web, mobile and desktop applications.Telerik’s…
  • Gain a Competitive Edge Through Big Data: 4 Use Cases

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    Today’s data-driven companies have a competitive edge over their peers. How? They are generating breakthrough insights by bringing together all of their structured and unstructured data and analyzing it together. When you can analyze a large amount of data as a single set — rather than separate silos — you can uncover significant insights that would be impossible to get from traditional business intelligence. And it’s these breakthrough insights that are giving companies a serious competitive advantage. Yet while most organizations understand the value of analyzing big…
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    CMS Report

  • Confirmit Honoured with Third Consecutive CUSTOMER Magazine TMC Labs Innovation Award

    RealWire
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:36 am
    Confirmit, the leading global solutions provider for Customer Experience, Employee Engagement and Market Research, announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Confirmit Horizons Version 18 as a 2014 TMC Labs Innovation Award winner presented by TMC’s CUSTOMER magazine.
  • How Wearable Tech Can Turn the Internet of Things Into the Internet of You

    Rick Delgado
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    You’ve probably heard of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it’s set to completely transform the world. Some may view this as an exaggerated take, but there’s little question that companies across the globe are taking an intense interest in it. The central concept of the IoT features tiny sensors and other machines that are all connected to the internet, allowing them to communicate with people as well as each other. Some experts are predicting that by the year 2020, there could be as many as 20 to 30 million items that are part of the Internet of Things. While there is a lot of hype…
  • TERMINALFOUR Delivers Higher Education Digital Engagement Platform after $2M Investment

    CMS Report
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    This is the culmination of 18 months R&D and evolves the product beyond its web content management roots to a full digital engagement platform for higher education. * Solution available in two editions: TERMINALFOUR Site Manager 8 and TERMINALFOUR Engage.edu * 150 new feature enhancements and extensive re-architecture * 55,000+ development hours into the TERMINALFOUR Digital Engagement Platform; 40% increase in R&D team
  • The Rise of Mobile CRM: Why So Many Companies Are Making the Switch

    Rick Delgado
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:41 am
    Businesses of all sizes have adopted mobile CRM for several important reasons, one of the most important being further promoting a mobile workforce. Many employees find themselves away from the office, which would normally lead to being disconnected from accessing important data, particularly for sales representatives.
  • Moxie Infographic: Men holiday shop via mobile devices

    Bryan Ruby
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:51 am
    Moxie Software recently unveiled a new mobile chat solution and their press relations folks have been in full gear briefing tech blogs on the benefits of the new software. That's alright because besides the marketing aspects they're also throwing some interesting information our way. A new study commissioned by the Moxie reveals 62% of survey participants expect live chat to be available on mobile devices, and 82% would use it. There are a lot of interesting stats in the study that impact the role live chat may have in the customer experience and surprisingly the numbers reveal chat may have…
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    CMS Critic

  • The Winner of the 2014 People's Choice CMS Award for Best Website Builder

    Kaya Ismail
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:27 am
    The third annual CMS Awards have come to a close, having attracted more nominations and voters than ever before. Thankfully though, the results are probably my favourite part! For the 2014 People's Choice CMS Award for Best Website Builder, participants selected the industry's "big three" website builders to battle it out. Wix, Squarespace and Weebly.
  • TERMINALFOUR Releases New Higher Education Digital Engagement Platform

    Kaya Ismail
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    After a new $2M investment and 55,000 hours of development, TERMINALFOUR, has evolved their product beyond its web content management roots to a full digital engagement platform for higher education institutes. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, TERMINALFOUR is a CMS focused on improving the online presence of universities, colleges and school districts across the world.
  • CloudCannon Goes Global at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe

    Kaya Ismail
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:12 am
    TechCrunch Disrupt Europe is currently taking place in London, and CloudCannon, a platform which, "streamlines the process of deploying a simple website", is one of the products in the spotlight. In less than a year, CloudCannon has evolved from bedroom project to global venture, having just landed $500,000 worth of funding, along with a partnership with Rightside Group, Ltd. 
  • The Winner of the 2014 People's Choice CMS Award for Best Cloud CMS for SMB

    Mike Johnston
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:51 pm
    This year has been an incredibly successful one for the CMS Awards and as our third consecutive year, we've had more nominations and voters than ever before! Competition this year was very tight between contenders LightCMS, Surreal CMS and Acquia Cloud but in the end, there can be only one winner.
  • WebsiteBox Unveils Print-Marketing Tool for Realtors

    Kaya Ismail
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:01 am
    WebsiteBox, a Toronto-based startup that provides real estate professionals with a professional website for a one-time fee of $99, has announced a print-marketing tool called Prints App. Focusing on providing a powerful online presence for real estate agents, WebsiteBox serves up a hundreds of responsive templates, customization options, and options between different types of real estate websites. 
 
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    CMSWire.com - All News

  • Has Google Just Reinvented Gmail?

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Over the past two years, there have been plenty of rumors about something very hush hush at Google, specifically something involving the engineers and designers at Gmail. Periodically, there were sightings of something that became known as Project Bigtop. But everything revolved around a lot of speculation. Until this afternoon, that is. Google finally announced the end of Bigtop and the release of Inbox. According to Google, Inbox will ultimately be a replacement for Gmail, although this isn’t going to happen any time soon. Read full story... Follow us on Twitter Join free newsletter…
  • Americans Prefer Free Apps with Ads, Poll Finds

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Two-thirds of Americans want to control which companies can send ads to their smartphones or collect data about them, according to an advertising industry-sponsored poll released today.The poll, conducted by Zogby Analytics for the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), also found consumers would prefer free apps with ads over ad-free apps that cost money. Only 8 percent said they’d download all their free apps again if they had to pay for them. Read full story... Follow us on Twitter Join free newsletter View upcoming events Find a new job
  • The Next Phase of Collaboration: Getting the Job Done

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    While many companies struggle to adopt social business practices, others have found ways to generate real business results through collaboration. The difference often comes down to a structured approach to social business that was explored yesterday in a CMSWire webinar featuring Jim Lundy, CEO and lead analyst for Aragon Research, Matt Wenger, CEO of ThinkTank and Kim Glover, manager of knowledge management for FMC Technologies. The session was sponsored by ThinkTank. What’s structured collaboration? Lundy explained it’s basically a mash-up of existing social techniques with…
  • Progress Software Swoops Up Web CMS Provider Telerik

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    Progress Software acquired today a web content management system (WCMS) provider that creates what company officials call a cloud and on-premise platform that enables developers to create "beautiful applications driven by data for any device or cloud." The Bedford, Mass.-based 1,000-employee company announced its intentions to buy Telerik, makers of Sitefinity WCMS, for $262.5 million. According to Progress Software officials, Telerik has a community of 1.4 million developers that create user experiences across cloud, web, mobile and desktop applications.Telerik’s…
  • Gain a Competitive Edge Through Big Data: 4 Use Cases

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    Today’s data-driven companies have a competitive edge over their peers. How? They are generating breakthrough insights by bringing together all of their structured and unstructured data and analyzing it together. When you can analyze a large amount of data as a single set — rather than separate silos — you can uncover significant insights that would be impossible to get from traditional business intelligence. And it’s these breakthrough insights that are giving companies a serious competitive advantage. Yet while most organizations understand the value of analyzing big…
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    Web Content Management

  • Updating your Sitecore site – Part 2

    2 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Upgrading from Sitecore 6.5 to 6.6 can raise some issues, more specifically, issues related to the Lucene search module. This module has changed much of its functionality between version 2.3.1 (Sitecore 6.5) and version 2.9.4.1 (Sitecore 6.6). Some of Sitecore’s other modules, like Indexviewer and Weblog, use Lucene as well, so you can run into issues with those modules during your update as well. But what about some modules like Taxonomy that doesn’t have support for Sitecore 6.6? In this case, we have a workaround to make it work in the new Sitecore version. The Taxonomy module…
  • Updating your Sitecore site - Part 1

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Updating Sitecore can be a nightmare if you do not take the time to properly plan your update. First at all, you have to be sure about the current Sitecore version that you have and the version that you want to upgrade to. For this, just have to go to the Sitecore Login page and check the info in the right column.   Second, go to Sitecore’s SDN (Sitecore Developer Network) and navigate to the new version. For example, if you want to update from Sitecore.NET 6.5.0 (rev. 110602) to 7.0 rev.140408 (7.0 Service Pack-1), you’d follow this path: SDN à Products à…
  • What criteria should you use when selecting a new CMS?

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Narrowing down your platform choices. You’ve gotten your whole team on board and have decided it’s time for a new CMS. You’ve done your market research and have found that there are countless content management options available, how will you narrow down your selection to create a shortlist of platforms?  Using these four criteria should help you narrow your search to a more manageable list of content management systems. 1) Open Source vs. Proprietary Keep in mind that when looking at making your shortlist of platforms, it doesn’t have to be an ‘either…
  • Why your CMS should be your content marketer’s best friend

    4 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Content marketing is the latest marketing trend and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime fast. And, it would seem to most, that your content marketing efforts and your content management system (CMS) should go together hand-and-hand to make your life easier. While it’s not quite as cut and dry as “I have a CMS, therefore I can do content marketing”, using your CMS to optimize your content marketing will not only help your organization as a whole, but it will make your marketing team's lives much easier. There are several ways you can utilize your CMS to optimize…
  • Optimizing your responsive Sitecore site’s performance

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Creating a site that is accessible to your mobile users is vital in today’s world. This is why many Sitecore customers are choosing to build their site responsively. Responsive web design (RWD) refers to designing and building your site on grids and percentages to make your site respond to whatever device a visitor is using to give them the best possible experience. Using RWD to build your Sitecore site will not eliminate the need to optimize your site’s performance to improve your user experience. How can you optimize your site for better performance?  Asset Compression You…
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    Digital Asset Management News

  • New Feature Article – Who Needs a DAM Librarian?

    Ralph Windsor
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:53 am
    Deborah Fanslow has contributed the first part in a series of DAM News feature articles in response to David Diamond’s piece for CMSWire: Library Science, Not Library Silence: “After reading David’s article, I was inspired to do a little informal research. I was curious…when did the topic of librarians enter the DAM conversation? Have any vendors other than […]New Feature Article – Who Needs a DAM Librarian? is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • IntelligenceBank Add UI Customisation Features

    Ralph Windsor
    9 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Australian DAM vendor, IntelligenceBank , have  added some UI customisation features to their DAM solution.  Mainly this is branding related updates that let users add logos and background images: “IntelligenceBank Marketing continues to innovate in the areas of user-centric branding. Recently IntelligenceBank launched the new Background Image feature, to accompany the following brand customization features for its Digital […]IntelligenceBank Add UI Customisation Features is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • Where Next For Differentiation In The DAM Software Market?

    Ralph Windsor
    3 Oct 2014 | 10:45 am
    In the previous article today, we covered Widen’s release of their SmartImage ‘DAM Lite’ system and yesterday, the update to Portfolio from Extensis.  I would not want to do a direct comparison between SmartImage and Portfolio since I’m just basing this on some press and web pages, but an impression you might gain from just looking at […]Where Next For Differentiation In The DAM Software Market? is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • Widen Update SmartImage To 4.0

    Ralph Windsor
    3 Oct 2014 | 10:28 am
    Widen have updated their SmartImage ‘DAM Lite’ SaaS product to a new version 4.0.  The new features include: Public and custom portals – links to collections of assets Batch editing of assets Quick search using file type and keyword filters. Performance enhancements Increased storage capacity subscription options There is also an introductory quote explaining what SmartImage is from […]Widen Update SmartImage To 4.0 is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
  • Extensis Upgrade Portfolio DAM

    Ralph Windsor
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Extensis announced an upgraded edition of their Portfolio DAM system today.  The highlights are: Updated User Interface Increased in capacity to 10m assets Live ‘as you type’ searches for assets, or ‘Guided Search’ as Extensis call it Faster search results (i.e. more efficient indexing) Faster metadata extraction for generating automated cataloguing data Addition of required […]Extensis Upgrade Portfolio DAM is a post from: Digital Asset Management News
 
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    The OnBase Blog

  • Upgrade roadmap: A route to future success

    Kevin Christiansen
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Note from the OnBase blog editor: One of the great things about working for Hyland, creator of OnBase, is that everyone is so passionate. Not just employees and partners, but our customers too. That’s why I wasn’t surprised to find out that the OnBase Administrator for Principal Global Investors wrote a wonderful blog post and published […]
  • Surviving your property appeals nightmare with ECM

    Terri Jones
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    Recent real estate shocks created a difficult situation across the country. Property valuations were suddenly out of sync with a depressed real estate market. With falling property values, assessors faced rising volumes of appeals at a time when they, like other departments, could not add staff to cope or were even facing reduced staffing. In […]
  • Appeals & grievances: 3 tips for the daily triathlon

    Mike Hurley
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:58 am
    A few weeks ago, I completed my first triathlon. Reflecting on the event, I realized that Appeals & Grievances (A&G) managers run a triathlon every day. Triathlons include three events in succession and it’s all about the clock. In an Olympic Triathlon – like I participated in – you start with a one-mile swim, transition […]
  • Gartner Magic Quadrant highlights Hyland for Financial Services

    Michelle Harbinak Shapiro
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Gartner has published a Financial Services Context report as part of its 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management (ECM). The supplemental report outlines the top ECM vendors with proven experience delivering successful solutions that help banks, credit unions and lenders stay competitive, meet stringent regulatory requirements and automate manual processes to operate more […]
  • Why going paperless enhances agency compliance – 3 ECM tools that make a difference

    Terri Jones
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:07 am
    I spent most of my government career in agencies that had a combination of state and federal funding sources. Because of this, we had significant compliance responsibilities – including program delivery, reporting, long-term compliance and even HR and accounting policies that were layered on top of our obligations as a state agency. Not surprisingly, the […]
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    Web Content Management

  • Updating your Sitecore site – Part 2

    2 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    Upgrading from Sitecore 6.5 to 6.6 can raise some issues, more specifically, issues related to the Lucene search module. This module has changed much of its functionality between version 2.3.1 (Sitecore 6.5) and version 2.9.4.1 (Sitecore 6.6). Some of Sitecore’s other modules, like Indexviewer and Weblog, use Lucene as well, so you can run into issues with those modules during your update as well. But what about some modules like Taxonomy that doesn’t have support for Sitecore 6.6? In this case, we have a workaround to make it work in the new Sitecore version. The Taxonomy module…
  • Updating your Sitecore site - Part 1

    23 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Updating Sitecore can be a nightmare if you do not take the time to properly plan your update. First at all, you have to be sure about the current Sitecore version that you have and the version that you want to upgrade to. For this, just have to go to the Sitecore Login page and check the info in the right column.   Second, go to Sitecore’s SDN (Sitecore Developer Network) and navigate to the new version. For example, if you want to update from Sitecore.NET 6.5.0 (rev. 110602) to 7.0 rev.140408 (7.0 Service Pack-1), you’d follow this path: SDN à Products à…
  • What criteria should you use when selecting a new CMS?

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Narrowing down your platform choices. You’ve gotten your whole team on board and have decided it’s time for a new CMS. You’ve done your market research and have found that there are countless content management options available, how will you narrow down your selection to create a shortlist of platforms?  Using these four criteria should help you narrow your search to a more manageable list of content management systems. 1) Open Source vs. Proprietary Keep in mind that when looking at making your shortlist of platforms, it doesn’t have to be an ‘either…
  • Why your CMS should be your content marketer’s best friend

    4 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Content marketing is the latest marketing trend and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime fast. And, it would seem to most, that your content marketing efforts and your content management system (CMS) should go together hand-and-hand to make your life easier. While it’s not quite as cut and dry as “I have a CMS, therefore I can do content marketing”, using your CMS to optimize your content marketing will not only help your organization as a whole, but it will make your marketing team's lives much easier. There are several ways you can utilize your CMS to optimize…
  • Optimizing your responsive Sitecore site’s performance

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Creating a site that is accessible to your mobile users is vital in today’s world. This is why many Sitecore customers are choosing to build their site responsively. Responsive web design (RWD) refers to designing and building your site on grids and percentages to make your site respond to whatever device a visitor is using to give them the best possible experience. Using RWD to build your Sitecore site will not eliminate the need to optimize your site’s performance to improve your user experience. How can you optimize your site for better performance?  Asset Compression You…
 
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    FierceContentManagement News

  • The real story on DAM and interoperability

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Theresa Regli, Principal Analyst and Managing Partner with the Real Story Group, says DAM vendors  aren't as "enterprise-ready" as they'd like you to think. The good news is, they're getting there.
  • Instagram integrated into Smarsh Archiving Platform

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Instagram isn't just for hipsters anymore. Companies are using the social photo-sharing site to boost business and engage customers. For some businesses, that means a whole new slew of compliance and eDiscovery requirements.
  • Smartsheet amps up visualization tools in collaboration platform

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Sometimes the easiest way to solve document and workflow management issues is to get a good visual representation of who's doing what, and when. Tiny companies might be able to get by with flowcharts taped to the wall, but if you've got a large or distributed workforce, Smartsheet's new visualization tools may be just what you're looking for.
  • IBM releases IBM Enterprise Records v5.2

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    IBM announced the release of IBM Enterprise Records v5.2, the latest version of it's ERM application. It sports a new user interface designed to reduce the number of clicks needed to complete records management tasks and improve overall efficiency.
  • Do you communicate while you collaborate?

    Lisa Hoover McGreevy
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Angela Ashenden, principal analyst of collaboration at MWD Advisors, writes about a conversation she was involved in during a webinar this month about the future of business communication. Panelists were discussing the merits of messaging and enterprise social networking tools over the old standby, email, when an interesting observation came up.
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    OnRecord | Records Management Blog

  • How to safeguard paper medical records

    Ross Nepean
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    These days, most of the discussion about medical records involves the “big” issues like privacy and electronic health records. While these are certainly challenging issues that require much discussion and planning, we have found that basic safeguarding of medical records can get overlooked. In all the discussion about privacy security, it is essential to take care of the basics. In fact, HIPAA and The Joint Commission require it. They specify that medical records must be adequately protected from fire and water damage, erroneous destruction and outright theft. Five steps to…
  • How to create an effective records retention program – Part Two

    Ross Nepean
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    In last week’s blog post, we imagined what would happen if the primary measure of RIM performance was the quantity of documents defensibly disposed of in a given year. As we pointed out, this would put a lot of pressure on records managers to polish up their records retention schedules. Without an up-to-date and accurate retention schedule, records would either be kept around too long, or they would end up being destroyed prematurely. However, a retention schedule is only one component of an effective records retention program. Without the proper processes and oversight in place, your…
  • How to create an effective records retention program – Part One

    Ross Nepean
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:54 pm
    In a great blog post on the AIIM website, one of the regular contributors, Don Lueders, CRM, CDIA, made the case for a new measure of RIM performance. Why not simply base it on the quantity of content defensibly destroyed each year? In a business environment in which paper and electronic records are both on the rise, we think Don’s suggestion has a lot of merit. It also raises an interesting question. How would records management change if defensible disposition became the primary RIM performance metric? It’s all about retention scheduling The key word in the proposed metric is the word…
  • Physical records: how to free up space and reduce storage costs – Part 2

    Ross Nepean
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    In last week’s blog post we looked at how a program of records retention and destruction can significantly reduce the volume of paper documents. The program involves purging non-records, establishing retention schedules and following through with the documented destruction of records that have passed their retention periods. This week we outline several filing and storage practices that can free up additional space and save even further on the cost of storing physical records. Filing and storage matters An organization’s choice of file folders, cabinets and shelving all have a significant…
  • How to reduce storage costs and make better use of floorspace – Part One

    Ross Nepean
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    Most records managers have probably lost a bit of sleep over the years dealing with the issue of physical records. Storing and managing physical records has never been an easy task and the challenge is unfortunately getting harder. Why? On the one hand, physical record volumes have been growing steadily. Despite promises that paper would go the way of the dodo in the electronic age, the reality is quite the opposite. The high cost of office space is another factor putting the squeeze on paper records. After a brief slowdown, commercial real estate costs are once again on the rise in most…
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    Microserve - Drupal Website Development

  • Wanted: An experienced QA Tester to join our Drupal Development team

    dan.mcnamara@microserveltd.co.uk
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:13 am
    Due to continued growth and our commitment to quality output, we’re looking to add an experienced QA Tester to our specialist Drupal development team. If you’re an incredibly thorough and methodical tester and know how to write a robust test plan, we’d love to hear from you. About Microserve We’re one of the largest dedicated Drupal development agencies in the UK, based in Bristol’s beautiful Harbourside. We work with a range of clients on projects from simple CMS builds to complex web applications, and we also act as specialist Drupal development partners for some of the UK’s…
  • We're hiring again - developers needed!

    dan.mcnamara@microserveltd.co.uk
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:21 am
    We're hiring again! We've got some great new projects in the pipeline and we're looking to recruit some top developer talent to help us deliver the best possible results for our clients. We're looking for one, or maybe even two, smart developers to join the team. If you’re a natural-born problem-solver with at least a year of development experience, we’d love to hear from you. Ideally we’re looking for someone with Drupal experience, but we’re also keen to chat to anyone with a good commercial track record who’s keen to learn about Drupal. Most of our team members tend to specialise…
  • Omega 4.x: setup and comparison

    sophie-sk
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    About a year ago I wrote a post on my personal blog about theming with Zen versus theming with Omega, and someone pointed out that there was a new release of Omega. However, until now, I've not been able to look and see how it differs. Armed with a free week to do some personal learning and keen to finally try installing and playing with Sass for the first time, Omega 4 became my guinea pig. This post serves two purposes: it's partly a comparison between Omega 3 and Omega 4, but it also documents how to create an Omega 4 subtheme and set up Sass for the first time. Before we begin About Omega…
  • Coding in the Cloud

    martin
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:39 am
    An old timer like myself couldn't help but be filled with trepidation when it was revealed I'd be acting as the company guinea pig to give cloud based development a viability road test on my latest project. No matter how cool I played it, the momentary panic at the thought of working without the tried and tested 'REAL' software apps installed on my macbook, must have been visible on my face. You'll have to pry my favourite text editor out of my cold dead hands! I've been used to the same comfy workflow for the last few years. A local environment comprising of the same trusty text editor/IDE,…
  • Mid-Level Drupal Developer

    rick@microserveltd.co.uk
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:27 am
    Due to continued growth and exciting new projects we’re looking to expand our specialist Drupal development team, with the addition of a talented and enthusiastic mid-level developer. If you’re a natural-born problem-solver with at least 2-3 years development experience, we’d love to hear from you. Ideally we’re looking for someone with Drupal experience, but we’re also keen to chat to anyone with solid LAMP background who’s keen to learn about Drupal. About Microserve We’re one of the largest dedicated Drupal development agencies in the UK, based in Bristol’s beautiful…
 
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    CMS2CMS

  • Brief Guide on How to Upgrade Joomla 1.5 to 1.6

    Natalia Bogdanets
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:56 am
    A CMS is often compared with a foundation of a building. But what happens to a real building if it’s not cared about? The rats move in. The same thing happens with a CMS if it’s not maintained properly. In … Continue reading →The post Brief Guide on How to Upgrade Joomla 1.5 to 1.6 appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • 5 Steps to Follow When Upgrading Your Joomla 1.5 to 3

    Natalia Bogdanets
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:51 am
    Staying up to date with the latest versions of Joomla is very important, because it keeps you up to date with the latest features, increases performance and enhances security. Joomla upgrade 1.5 to 3.0 is quite tricky because Joomla 1.5 … Continue reading →The post 5 Steps to Follow When Upgrading Your Joomla 1.5 to 3 appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • Running Drupal 5? It’s Time to Upgrade!

    Natalia Bogdanets
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:42 am
    Drupal is a mature and robust open source framework for building amazing, professionally-looking websites. Especially the platform prides itself on having the dedicated community of developers who work tirelessly to bring the Drupal CMS new features and functionalities. Like most … Continue reading →The post Running Drupal 5? It’s Time to Upgrade! appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • WordPress Blog Maintenance Checklist

    Dmytro Lazarchuk
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    Running a blog is not just about posting fresh content and promoting it on a regular basis – there are blog maintenance routines which should be carried out daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, etc. to keep it running smoothly and in … Continue reading →The post WordPress Blog Maintenance Checklist appeared first on CMS2CMS.
  • Data2CRM Official Release: Revolutionary Features Have Come

    Dmytro Lazarchuk
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:28 am
    Happy news! It’s time of MagneticOne first break – the final release of Data2CRM, automated migration service. Since now on, you might easily and accurately migrate your data to the dream CRM with Data2CRM! Let’s look back through our timeline! … Continue reading →The post Data2CRM Official Release: Revolutionary Features Have Come appeared first on CMS2CMS.
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    Document U Blog

  • Top 10 Reasons to Use Visual Classification

    17 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    We are asked on a regular basis why organizations should use visual classification to manage their electronic and paper repositories for various information governance initiatives. Here's a summary of how we respond: Hardware-scalable ingestion speed - for truly enterprise-scale collections.  Clusters ALL of an organization’s documents – scanned and native electronic - no partial solutions.  Text independent – clusters even documents with no associated text or with poor-quality text.  Language agnostic – Norwegian documents cluster with English…
  • Email Remediation Step 3: Payload Analysis

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    The first two email remediation steps involve identifying duplicate emails and attachments and then intradeduping embedded emails to arrive at unique emails that are not contained within later emails. Statistics vary with individual collections, but the first two steps can remove 90% or more of a collection from further consideration. The third step, unique to BeyondRecognition, involves using payload analysis to classify emails based on the classifications of their attachments or payloads. Documents that have ongoing business or regulatory value are deemed "records," and are retained. Emails…
  • Email Remediation Step 2: Intradeduping Embedded Emails

    25 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    The first step in email remediation, faceted deduplication, involves comparing entire objects, either message attachment groups or attachments, to see if they matched at the whole object level. This posting focuses on the second step, intradeduping embedded emails, which involves identifying where earlier emails are included within or embedded in later emails. This is an iterative process starting with the smallest emails and continuing until the remaining emails are not embedded in or included in later emails. The idea is to set aside the embedded emails because they can be analyzed or…
  • Email Remediation Step 1: Faceted Deduplication

    23 Sep 2014 | 4:49 am
    There are three completely automated steps that can be used to remediate or reduce the volume of emails retained by an organization: Faceted deduplication Intradeduping embedded emails Payload analysis   This posting focuses on faceted deduplication. While every collection of emails varies, faceted deduplication, by itself, can achieve about 80% reduction in storage space used by emails and attachments.  The overall goal of a remediation program is to reduce the volume of objects that have to be managed and the level of resources required to manage them. No one has discovered a…
  • InfoGov Challenge: Capturing Domain Knowledge of Departing Boomers

    9 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Done right, information governance captures the institutional memory of the people in an organization about the documents that have been used to record its activities over time. There are usually a few key people who know which business units have developed specific reports or forms for specific items, when the information in those reports or forms changed or when the reports or forms were discontinued, what information is contained in decommissioned or legacy systems, and what unique document types may have been acquired during the organization's assimilation of other companies or assets.
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    Early adopter...early predictor...

  • CBS thinks it can sell OTT like HBO. It can’t. Here’s why.

    Jared Hendler
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    CBS thinks that it can sell a direct OTT service like HBO or Neftlfix. They can’t. Here’s why… Fragmented Masterbrand  We know what we get with HBO. Do we know what CBS stands for? Do we even remember what shows are on the network? The dying broadcast model had them fill 24hrs a day with programming and the result was and still is full of ‘filler’. HBO, Showtime, Netflix and others born of the pay-per-view era share the on-demand experience we expect today. It is in their DNA. To survive, HBO developed exclusive on-demand programming & powerful brands strongly…
  • Is the key to Branded Content ROI purchase to access?

    Jared Hendler
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    There is no question that Brands are more interested in producing content than ever before. Just take a look at the trending search results against content marketing. Creating and producing great content is no joke. It takes serious commitment, experienced partners and money. That being said, Brands are perfectly positioned to deliver great content against the vertical niche that they serve. Think about it. Would you watch the next credible great outdoor adventure if it were brought to you by NBC or Patagonia? Brands have the data to deliver exactly what these niche audiences are looking for.
  • Why direct funding of entertainment will come from Brands.

    Jared Hendler
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Content Marketing via Branded Content may finally hit the mainstream as Marriot, the most unlikely of Brands, announced the global launch of its content marketing studio. Prior to this, Brands more connected to lifestyle and entertainment categories like Pepsi, Coke, RedBull and GoPro have been the ones to set the stage. Anheuser-Busch had a very unsuccessful ($15MM) attempt in 2006 with Bud.TV most likely due to both the age-gate requirements of the liquor industry in addition to the fact that streaming video back then was far from mainstream. Bud.tv was before its time. Provided the…
  • A last word on Aereo & the right to access live TV via an antenna.

    Jared Hendler
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:10 pm
    The Broadcast Networks, in cahoots with an archaic government, have shut down Aereo for not being able to comprehend the fact that: a) Aereo was simply renting antennas – enabling consumers to access free, legally broadcast HD signals, in addition to providing a cloud based DVR service. b) As viewership across all Broadcast Networks declines, largely due to a younger generation not watching broadcast TV via expensive, bundled cable packages, Aereo was in fact increasing the Broadcast Networks ability to reach this generation while broadening the reach of their advertisers. Now that…
  • The untapped potential of the infomercial.

    Jared Hendler
    7 Jul 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Infomercial. The word alone is enough to make any traditional ‘Madison Ave’ creative shop cringe. When you think about branded entertainment or brand content, you don’t think about Infomercials – even though the entire model integrates content and brand marketing. Mostly known for cheesy & cheap production values, unknown products and midnight showings, the segment delivers on a core metric that most brand marketers expect but struggle with – direct ROI. This September the largest convention in the US dedicated to the infomercial and electronic retailing and…
 
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